The Taylon Phalanx were the quaternary antagonists of 3Below.
They were an army of loyal Akiridions trained to protect Akiridion-5 and House Tarron. However, the Taylon were later corrupted by their evil general, Morando, and ultimately betrayed the royal family and their own planet.
In "A Glorious End, Part Two", due to Morando's absence, the group of rogue Taylon Phalanx were left vulnerable to attack as the Resistance led a revolution and exterminated all of Morando's soldiers once and for all.
The Taylon Phalanx were originally a military division created by King Fialkov and Queen Coranda to protect and bring peace to House Tarron and Akiridion-5.
However, they instead chose to follow their evil general, Val Morando, when he committed high treason against the planet. As a result, they were banished from Akiridon-5 alongside Morando, who would hire the Zeron Brotherhood to kill Varvatos Vex's family so he could deceive him into lowering the shields.
After Varvatos Vex lowered the shields of Akiridion-5, the Taylon Phalanx, led by Morando, created a coup so the latter could claim the throne for himself. They manage to put the King and Queen into stasis, but despite their success, the King and Queen's children/heirs, Aja and Krel, were able to retrieve their life cores and escape into the Mothership with Varvatos Vex, while Zadra stays behind to keep the rogue Phalanx soldiers from catching up. After the Mothership flies away, Morando kills one of his soldiers and hires various bounty hunters from across the galaxy to murder the royals and give him the King and Queen's life cores so he could destroy them himself. Following this, Morando tortures Zadra to force her to become the next Commander of the Taylon Phalanx. She reluctantly does, though she also becomes a double-agent for the planet's Resistance.
In the process, the Taylon Phalanx became far more hostile and dangerous towards the citizens of the planet, with one of the soldiers trying to force a child to worship Morando by threatening said child with death. When Morando launches his first Omen to Earth during Morgana's Eternal Night, he forces the entire planet to watch as it nearly murders Aja after its programming corrupts the Mothership. However, Krel is able to temporarily shut it down so they can make a speech to Akiridion-5 to never give up the fight for their freedom against Morando, and after that, Aja destroys the Omen, prompting Morando to visit Earth so he can kill the royals himself.
Later on, after Morando discovers the whereabouts of the Tarrons, he creates an entire army of Omens to help the Taylon Phalanx oppress the Akiridions even further and lead an invasion on Earth, which Loth Saborian warns Aja and Krel about. Krel develops a game, which is linked to Parking Drones. Although the game goes more viral and many of the people in Arcadia play it, they then decide to play Go Go Sushi 2: Wasabi's Revenge instead because it was just released, giving Morando the advantage as the Parking Drones are destroyed. However, Eli Pepperjack uses the last Parking Drone to neutralize Morando's main vessel even though it gets destroyed, thus forcing him and the Taylon Phalanx to retreat.
After learning about the existence of Gaylen's Core, Morando leaves the Taylon Phalanx back in Akiridion-5 while he goes to Earth with his Omens. However, due to Morando's absence, he leaves his army highly vulnerable to attack. The Resistance was able to fight back against the Taylon Phalanx while Zadra leads a revolution to end the corrupted Taylon Phalanx for good, freeing the entire planet of Akiridion-5 from theirs and Morando's tyranny.
- King Fialkov and Queen Coranda (supreme leaders; formerly) †
- Val Morando (general, later new supreme leader) †
- Varvatos Vex (commander; formerly)
- Zadra (lieutenant, later commander; formerly)
- Hundreds of soldiers (all deceased)
|Appearances in the Trilogy|
- After the eradication of the first army when they fell into corruption, it is presumed that Aja plans to rebuild the Taylon Phalanx into a more humane army, promoting the members of the Resistance.